Dacryocystography in rabbits

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Marko Jumake Branko Mitrović
Anastasija Todorović
Nikola Tatalović
Aleksandar Janevski
Mirjana Lazarević Macanović


Dacryocystography is a specific method of radiological examination of the nasolacrimal apparatus based on the use of a positive contrast agent, which allows the assessment of morphology and patency. Pathological conditions of the nasolacrimal apparatus in rabbits are very common in clinical practice, and the disturbance of this apparatus’ patency is usually a consequence of dental diseases or respiratory infections. The aim of this article is to present the most common pathological conditions that can affect the patency of the nasolacrimal apparatus in rabbits, a detailed anatomical description of the nasolacrimal apparatus in these animals, and the technique for performing dacryocystography.


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Mitrović, M. J. B., Todorović, A., Tatalović, N., Janevski, A., & Lazarević Macanović, M. (2023). Dacryocystography in rabbits. Veterinarski Glasnik, 77(2), 87–96. https://doi.org/10.2298/VETGL230115002M
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